Norwich 0 vs 2 Burnley: Norwich Player Ratings
After being relegated with games to spare, you might have thought that things couldn’t have become anymore embarrassing for the Canaries, but they made sure they went out with one last laughable performance in their final home game of the season.
Norwich started the better team but it soon fell apart in a way not even the Canaries could expect. Buendia could have no complaints about his dismissal after he elbowed Westwood on the back of his head. After VAR told the referee to check the pitchside monitor, he finally pulled out his red card.
But Norwich weren’t done there. After a poor touch, Drmic lunged into a tackle and took the Burnley defender out after getting a little bit of the ball. Again, he could have no complaints as the referee brought his red card out.
From the resulting free-kick, Wood buried an overhead kick past the reach of Krul.
With just nine men, it as understandable that Farke went with two lots of four and decided to be a solid defensive unit which his team succeeded at, and it took a Norwich player to finally breach their own defence.
A cross came in and it seemed like Godfrey was trying to cushion the ball to his keeper but in doing this he accidentally put the ball into his own net.
Here’s how we rated the Norwich players:
Tim Krul - 8
Unsurprisingly, he had a lot to do and he pulled off impressive save after impressive save to give his team a chance at getting something in the game.
Jamal Lewis - 7
He looked very confident and often his confidence paid off with intercut moves and good crosses. Lewis has started showing the form of last season after a tricky start to the season.
Ben Godfrey - 5
Forgetting about the unfortunate own goal, Godfrey was solid in both halves and looked particularly at home in defence with Zimmerman who returned with an impressive performance.
Timm Klose - 4
The Swiss international has been extremely poor since the lockdown and yesterday was no different. He doesn’t show strength, pace of ariel ability and gets dominated by every centre forward the goes up against him.
Max Aarons - 6
Another who looked confident, Aarons was positive but he didn’t always succeed in his forward-thinking moves which sometimes left his team in a perilous position.
Kenny McLean - 5
He looked like he was trying to do Tettey’s job and intern didn’t offer a go-between between defence and attack.
Alex Tettey - 5
He didn’t take his chance to clear the ball for Burnley’s opener but did almost score with a drive from a corner.
Todd Cantwell - 6
He was very quiet and didn’t offer anywhere near what he normally does. His defensive work was also lacklustre and ultimately looked like he could be bothered.
Emi Buendia - 4
He showed poor discipline and inexperience when he nudged Westwood in the head with his elbow. Before his sending off he was promising and looked like he wanted a future at the club.
Onel Hernandez - 6
He made a bright start but that quickly ended and he struggled to link up with Drmic.
Joisp Drmic - 3
He struggled with service and because of that, he didn’t really make an impact on the game.